Marriages and Families : Changes, Choices, and Constraints / Edition 4

Marriages and Families : Changes, Choices, and Constraints / Edition 4

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by Nijole V. Benokraitis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130341770

ISBN-13: 9780130341778

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

Exceptionally comprehensive, innately interesting, and extremely readable, this best-selling exploration of contemporary marriages and families examines the diversity of American families--giving equal attention to all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups--and examines not only the choices, but the constraints that often limit our

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Exceptionally comprehensive, innately interesting, and extremely readable, this best-selling exploration of contemporary marriages and families examines the diversity of American families--giving equal attention to all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups--and examines not only the choices, but the constraints that often limit our family-related choices today. Although written from a sociological perspective, it incorporates material from other disciplines as well--e.g., history, economics, social work, psychology, law, biology, and anthropology--all supported by both quantitative and qualitative research--most from the mid to late 1990s. Its open-minded approach, combined with a set of practical guidelines in each chapter, provide readers with a veritable handbook for understanding and dealing with the dynamics marriage and family life today. The Changing Family. Studying Marriage and the Family. The Family in Historical Perspective. Gender Roles and Socialization. Love and Loving Relationships. Sexuality and Sexual Expression Throughout Life. Dating and Mate Selection. Singlehood, Cohabitation, and Other Living Arrangements. Marriage and Communication in Intimate Relationships. To Be Or Not To Be a Parent. Raising Children: Contemporary Prospects and Pitfalls. Racial-Ethnic Families. Families and Work. Family Violence and Other Crisis-Related Issues. Separation and Divorce. Remarriage and Stepfamilies. Aging and Family Life: Grandparents, the Widowed, and Caregivers. For anyone who deals with families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130341778
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
570
Product dimensions:
10.16(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Boxed Featuresxiii
Prefacexv
About the Authorxxi
Part 1Marriage and the Family in Perspective
Chapter 1The Changing Family1
Chapter 2Studying Marriage and the Family26
Chapter 3The Family in Historical Perspective49
Part 2The Individual and the Developing Relationship
Chapter 4Gender Roles and Socialization72
Chapter 5Love and Loving Relationships105
Chapter 6Sexuality and Sexual Expression throughout Life130
Part 3Individual and Marital Commitments
Chapter 7Choosing Others: Dating and Mate Selection164
Chapter 8Singlehood, Cohabitation, and Other Nonmarital Living Arrangements192
Chapter 9Marriage and Communication in Intimate Relationships215
Part 4Parents and Children
Chapter 10To Be or Not to Be a Parent: More Choices, More Constraints244
Chapter 11Raising Children: Prospects and Pitfalls275
Chapter 12Racial and Ethnic Families: Strengths and Stresses304
Part 5Conflicts and Crises
Chapter 13Families and Work: Facing the Economic Squeeze332
Chapter 14Family Violence and Other Crisis-Related Issues365
Chapter 15Separation and Divorce395
Part 6Changes and Transitions
Chapter 16Remarriage and Stepfamilies: Life after Divorce425
Chapter 17Aging and Family Life: Grandparents, the Widowed, and Caregivers449
Chapter 18The Family in the Twenty-first Century476
Appendices
ASexual Anatomy490
BSexual Problems, Dysfunctions, and Treatment492
CConception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth494
DBirth-control and Disease-prevention Techniques498
EHIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases502
FPremarital and Nonmarital Agreements505
Glossary507
References512
Photo Credits551
Name Index552
Subject Index562

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